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Eleonore Franceska Kuhne

February 28, 1922 ~ April 14, 2018 (age 96)

Eleonore Franceska Kuhne, 96, passed away April 14, 2018, after a long illness and a busy and productive life.

Emigrating from Germany in 1955, she brought her children, Ron and Judy to the land she loved. As an Insurance agent and later a Realtor, Eleonore worked tirelessly for her clients.  She became President of the Insurance Women of Akron and Safety Citizen of the Year and was active as a volunteer at Akron General Hospital and Edwin Shaw for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugo; son, Ron; daughter in law, Bridget.

Eleonore is survived by her loving daughter, Judy and son in law Tim Donovan; grandchildren, Margo  (Rich), Heather (Eric), Meghan (Robyn), Helen (Bart), Sean (Nicole), Kate; her great grandchildren, Ashley  (Andrew), Ellie, Michael and Clara; and many good friends.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Nativity of the Lord Jesus Catholic Church, 2425 Myersville Rd, Akron with visitation at 9:00 a.m.  Celebrant Fr. David Halaiko with concelebrant Fr. Zachary Kawalek.

Interment at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, please consider The Smile Train, 41 Madison Ave. 28th Floor, NY, NY 10010/ or Nativity Catholic Church 2425 Myersville Road, Akron, OH 44312. Both were close to Eleonore’s heart. Or a charity of your choice.

Donations may be made to:

The Smile Train
41 Madison Ave 28th Floor, New York NY 10010

Nativity of the Lord Jesus
2425 Myersville Road, Akron OH 44312

To The Charity of Your Choice

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